The city of Peoria (the City) has obtained federal grant money to extend the existing fiber optic network in the city. This press release is being disseminated to comply with the federal rules attached to those funds concerning the public's right to know about and opportunity to comment on the project.
The City is planning to construct a traffic signal interconnect project along approximately four miles of 83rd Avenue in North Peoria with the use of federal funds. The project begins at Lake Pleasant Parkway and 83rd Avenue and extends north to Jomax Road staying in the City's right of way outside the road surface in the landscaped area generally to the west of the existing road.
The project involves installing fiber optic cables in new and existing conduit and pull boxes. Associated fiber connections and equipment will be placed at existing signalized intersections. The new conduit will be either be bored under the existing landscaping to avoid damaging it or will be trenched adjacent to the road where no landscape exists. In addition, non-ground-disturbing activity (installing cameras on existing structures) will also be installed at the following intersections: Lake Pleasant Parkway at Pinnacle Peak Road, Lone Cactus Drive at 83rd Avenue, Happy Valley Road at 7030 West (Terramar Elementary School), 91st Avenue at Cactus Road, 91st Avenue at Beardsley Road, and 99th Avenue at Northern Avenue. All work will occur within the City right-of-way or easement.
The purpose of this project is to improve traffic operations along 83rd Avenue between Lake Pleasant Parkway and High Desert Drive and for adjacent roadways that cross 83rd Avenue and to extend the CCTV monitoring network to enhance the City's capabilities to respond to traffic issues as they occur. This project is consistent with the City's goal to connect 100 percent of the City's traffic signals into its network as identified in the City of Peoria 2010 ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) Strategic Plan.
Project construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2014, with an expected duration of approximately 3 months. Lane restrictions may be required where work is occurring, which may result in short-term traffic delays and increased congestion. However, at least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained throughout construction. Access to all residences and businesses will also be maintained throughout construction. Pedestrians may be re-routed to the opposite side of the street away from the construction work zone.
If you would like more information or have questions or comments regarding this specific project, please contact Nancy Shelton, Logan Simpson Design, 51 West Third Street, Suite 450, Tempe, AZ, 85281; via e-mail at email@example.com; or by telephone at 480-967-1343 by December 13, 2013.